UPDATE: [20th] Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric (10/12/07; NeMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

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Elissa Zellinger
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Call for Papers

Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel will focus on the relationship between late-nineteenth-century
American poetry, naturalism, and realism. Like realist and naturalist
fiction, poetry of the period engages with radical and rapid changes;
American lyric reflects these contradictions and flows in its form and
content. This panel is interested in the ways that social changes infuse
vitality into the form, how inherited traditions intersect and adjust to
changing political and social circumstances.

Trans-Atlantic, formalist, historicist, and theoretical approaches are
welcome, as are studies of individual poets. Send 250-500 word abstracts
to Elissa Zellinger; ezell_at_email.unc.edu.

Extended Deadline: October 12, 2007

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